Day 281: Hampden Cottage Veranda

Hampden Cottage Veranda (Pencil)

Hampden Cottage Veranda (Pencil)

Our last day at Kangaroo Valley and what a shocker… the wind blew, the sun got hotter and by lunchtime it was almost unbearable outside. Before lunch we went up to a local viewpoint and looked out over the whole of the South Coast, an amazing view. Then we retired to the cottage and tried to rehydrate.

After lunch we were out again and began hearing news of fires around New South Wales – the hot weather and high winds are the worst combination for firefighters and tonight there are large blazes everywhere. Luckily none very close to here, but we’re watching the news and thinking of all the poor people who aren’t so lucky.

Finally, after an early evening walk for the dog, spotting kangaroos and wombats I spent half an hour in the cooling wind sketching the back of the cottage where we’ve spent so much time over the last three days. My scale is a bit off but the overall impression is there, I think.